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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - International 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66 - A3106
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 - A2849
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 - A3105
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 - A3108
5G Network 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - International 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A3106
  1, 7, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - A2849
  1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A3105
  1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - A3108
Speed HSPA, LTE (up to 7CA), 5G HSPA, LTE, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2023, February 01 2023, September 12
Status Available. Released 2023, February 17 Available. Released 2023, September 22
Body
Dimensions 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm (6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 in) 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
3D size compare
Weight 234 g (8.25 oz) 221 g (7.80 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), titanium frame (grade 5)
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM and eSIM - International
Dual eSIM with multiple numbers - USA
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - China
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1750 nits (peak) LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM)
Size 6.8 inches, 114.7 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio) 6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3088 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio (~500 ppi density) 1290 x 2796 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 Ceramic Shield glass
 Always-on display Always-On display
Platform
OS Android 13, upgradable to Android 14, One UI 6.1 iOS 17, upgradable to iOS 17.5.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) Apple A17 Pro (3 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) Hexa-core (2x3.78 GHz + 4x2.11 GHz)
GPU Adreno 740 Apple GPU (6-core graphics)
Memory
Card slot No No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 8GB RAM
 UFS 4.0 NVMe
Main Camera
Modules 200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3", 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.52", 1.12µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.8, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), 3D (spatial) video, stereo sound rec.
Selfie Camera
Modules 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), dual pixel PDAF 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF, OIS
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+ HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps)
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
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Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No No
 32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE 5.3, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 3.2, OTG USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Ultra Wideband 2 (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Battery
Type Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 4441 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised)
15W wireless (Qi/PMA)
4.5W reverse wireless
Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
15W wireless (MagSafe)
15W wireless (Qi2) - requires iOS 17.2 update
4.5W reverse wired
Misc
Colors Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender, Graphite, Sky Blue, Lime, Red, BMW M Edition Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium
SAR 1.12 W/kg (head)     0.92 W/kg (body)     1.07 W/kg (head)     1.11 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.96 W/kg (head)     1.40 W/kg (body)     0.98 W/kg (head)     0.98 W/kg (body)    
Models SM-S918B, SM-S918B/DS, SM-S918U, SM-S918U1, SM-S918W, SM-S918N, SM-S9180, SM-S918E, SM-S918E/DS A2849, A3105, A3106, A3108, iPhone16,2
Price $ 729.97 / C$ 994.36 / £ 469.00 / € 716.00 / ₹ 78,999 $ 993.95 / C$ 1,481.87 / £ 918.50 / € 1,160.11 / ₹ 148,900
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 1241531 (v9)
GeekBench: 4927 (v5.1)
3DMark Wild Life: 12240 (offscreen 1440p)
AnTuTu: 1487203 (v10)
GeekBench: 7237 (v6.0)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
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Loudspeaker -25.6 LUFS (Very good) -24.5 LUFS (Very good)
Battery (new) Active use score 13:24h Active use score 16:01h
Battery (old) Endurance rating 126h Endurance rating 118h

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